Monday, January 7, 2013

Christmas Gets Extended & Boxes Of Awesomeness

Happy Monday/Tuesday All,

Given that I'm writing this after 8pm on Monday night, I figure this post will serve as Monday & Tuesday's posts.

I have received a Box Of Awesomeness. Actually 2. The first one is in the form of my younger brother's Christmas present to me, that somehow got detained on its travels from its starting location to my parents' house. You see, originally brother was going to be at parents' house to receive said package. However, given it was detained, he was back at his house (many miles away from parents' location) when it arrived. So my parents, being the Box Of Awesomeness they are, kept it for me. I was able to pick it up on Sunday.

My younger brother hit it out of the park in his selection of Christmas present!

I received the following THREE books:

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout (book 4 in the Lux series--really good series)

Much Ado About Magic by Shanna Swendson (book 5 in the Enchanted Inc. series--fantastic series!)

Starling by Lesley Livingston (Book 1 in the Starling series, featuring Fennrys Wolf, a character from her Wondrous Strange trilogy, a series I absolutely loved).

The other Box Of Awesomeness I received came today. It was my new business cards, which now include my Twitter name (@WriteByBethany). Yay! So I finally have those. :-)

Out of my Christmas presents (both from brother and a friend) I have finished 2 books and started another.

A friend of mine gave me The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado. It's a pretty good story. Fast read, with a nice message about believing in miracles. Ooops! In the original text of this post I got my authors mixed up! Mitch Albom wrote Tuesdays With Morrie. I'm very sorry about that. Thank you, Kathy, for reminding me. I should've remembered that. I'm so embarrassed.
However, one of the other things Max Lucado is known for (and I've double-checked this on his website so I wouldn't be getting mixed up again) are the Hermie stories (popular Inspirational fiction for Children). 

The other one I finished was Much Ado About Magic by Shanna Swendson. It was glorious to finally find out about Owen and now I'm very excited about book 6, No Quest For The Wicked, which is already out. Folks, if haven't read this series, you're missing out. Great fantasy fun, with a contemporary feel. There's suspense, action, dragons, magic, romance, New York, it's got all kinds of fun (kissing frogs to find a "prince") I absolutely love this series.

I started Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I haven't gotten real far, but that will change quickly. I've been very much looking forward to reading this book, so I'm glad it's finally here!

There's a lot of excitement in the air over upcoming books (particularly on Twitter). I'm pleased to be able to share some of this with you:  I found out that Shauna Allen has a release date for her Inked By An Angel, (Ooo! So excited about this book) which is January 30, 2013! Two other books in this series are under contract, and I believe the next one comes out later this year. This is a contemporary Romance. I've read about the first 5 pages awhile back and I can't wait to read the rest. Her cover art is awesome, too.

Anyway, what have you been reading lately?

Have A Marvelous Monday Evening and a Totally Terrific Tuesday!


Dr. Catonsville said...

FYI: Tuesdays with Morrie was written by Mitch Albom. Just to be precise. : ) -Kathy

Bethany said...


THANK YOU for setting me straight. I had gotten the two authors mixed up. I've updated/edited the blog post accordingly. I very much appreciate you taking the time to come by, see my mistake and let me know.

Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting. :-)